With Bravo! Vail’s Music Box, the concert comes to you
Bravo! Vail’s Music Box has had quite the evolution. Developed in 2020 to bring music safely to small groups — including emergency workers, children and seniors — this custom-built mobile performance space is getting its own spotlight with increased demand and visibility throughout the valley.
Since the creation of Music Box, Bravo! Vail has used this distinctive performance space to bring free concerts to community members who may not otherwise be able to come to Bravo! Vail. This year, Music Box will appear at even more locations for a series of special concerts and collaborations. These free performances will feature two unique ensembles — the Sinta Saxophone Quartet and Sandbox Percussion — at concerts in Edwards’ Freedom Park in partnership with the Eagle Valley Community Foundation; Gypsum’s Stratton Flats, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity; and at the Vail Farmers’ Market.
Most Music Box concerts will also feature our ever-popular instrument petting zoo, offering the young and young at heart an opportunity to learn more about different musical instruments through hands-on play.
The best part of the Music Box other than the music itself? It is free. No tickets or reservations are necessary (even shoes are optional pending your bravery for summer pavement or grassy summer parks).
We not only invite you to attend a Bravo! Vail performance, but we also want you to bring your family and friends, a picnic, and a chair or blanket to enjoy these casual, interactive concerts. The Music Box is a perfect starting point if a concert hall or formal venue is not for you just yet.
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And if you are a live-music superfan, why not give back to your own slice of the valley by hosting a Music Box concert next summer? Be sure to bid on the opportunity through our online auction taking place from July 14-28 and benefiting Bravo! Vail’s Education and Engagement programs. Bidding on items like this, and others in the auction, keeps Music Box concerts and more than 30 other Education and Engagement events we do throughout the Valley low-cost and free to our community.
Also, I would be remiss if I did not mention the Sturm Family and ANB Bank for their support of the Bravo! Vail Music Box. Their support and yours, too, keep the music in Vail Valley strong and jubilant. I hope to see you at a concert soon (again, shoes optional).
Parker Owens is the director of marketing for Bravo! Vail.